Police are looking for a man who allegedly raped his roommate Wednesday and hasn't returned to the Lodi home they shared.
Alfredo Jimenez, believed to be in his 30s, is wanted in connection with the assault in a Lodi home, Detective Leo Ramirez said.
The victim, a woman in her 30s, had known Jimenez before he moved into her home, but they never had a romantic relationship, Ramirez said. Jimenez had lived there for a couple months and was helping pay the rent, the detective added.
After the rape Wednesday, the woman was able to get away and report it to police, Ramirez said.
Anyone with information on Jimenez's location may contact Lodi police at 333-6727.
Valley fever rates up in San Joaquin Valley
FRESNO - A new federal report finds that the number of people contracting the sometimes fatal dust-borne lung disease, valley fever, grew dramatically this decade.
Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say in a report to be issued Friday that the infection rate grew so rapidly in some areas of California's San Joaquin Valley and parts of Arizona that the elderly and people with compromised immune systems should wear masks in dusty areas.
The CDC says overall the number of cases in California grew from 4,126 between 1995 and 1999, to 16,970 between 2000 and 2007. Kern County accounted for nearly 11,000 of all cases reported.
Valley fever is caused by a fungus endemic to soils here and other arid regions.